The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium aren't just an alphabet soup of chemicals. They are essential plant nutrients that, when used correctly, help to grow a healthy garden. Learn what fertilizers to apply when in this handy guide.
Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of February.
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.
Proper watering and yearly renovation can help stem strawberry gray mold, also known as Botrytis fruit rot.
There's plenty to do, including clean up and tool care
The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don't dawdle.